Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 749 677 647
Rank change year-on-year -72 -30 -62
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 148 193 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 1.03% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 124 209
UK median daily rate £375 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +11.84% +8.57%
10th Percentile £256 £272 £285
90th Percentile £520 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £369 £388
% change year-on-year -16.61% -4.84% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £26.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.05% -6.25% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £26.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year +79.05% -6.25% +33.33%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19,104 18,740 23,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 19.43% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,315 11,359 14,388
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £249 £250 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 926 949 813
UK median hourly rate £22.66 £29.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.83% +8.18% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.19 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £31.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year -26.40% +11.61% +16.67%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 6 months to 19 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -75 131 £385 -9.41% 61
UK excluding London -35 89 £308 -16.61% 42
London -60 57 £400 -11.11% 20
South East -31 31 £449 +8.85% 9
Midlands -14 15 £290 -3.33% 9
West Midlands -17 15 £290 -25.16% 5
South West -2 12 £550 -
North of England -15 12 £285 -15.56% 19
Scotland -44 11 £275 -
East of England -3 5 £358 -10.63% 4
Yorkshire -4 4 £390 -13.33% 7
North West -11 4 £250 -20.00% 7
North East - 4 £280 - 5
Wales -12 3 £300 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 148 (100.00%) VMware
2 107 (72.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (70.95%) Windows
4 85 (57.43%) Microsoft
5 71 (47.97%) Windows Server
6 69 (46.62%) Active Directory
7 59 (39.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 49 (33.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 47 (31.76%) Citrix
9 47 (31.76%) Cisco
9 47 (31.76%) ITIL
10 45 (30.41%) PowerShell
11 43 (29.05%) DNS
11 43 (29.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 42 (28.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 41 (27.70%) vSphere
14 40 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
15 36 (24.32%) MCSE
16 34 (22.97%) Data Centre
17 33 (22.30%) MS Exchange
18 32 (21.62%) DHCP
18 32 (21.62%) CCNA
18 32 (21.62%) Office 365
19 28 (18.92%) vRealize
20 27 (18.24%) Exchange Server 2010
20 27 (18.24%) Migration
21 26 (17.57%) SAN
21 26 (17.57%) SCCM
21 26 (17.57%) VMware ESXi
22 25 (16.89%) NetApp

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 33 (22.30%) MS Exchange
2 27 (18.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (12.16%) Skype for Business
4 11 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (4.73%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.38%) IIS
7 4 (2.70%) Confluence
8 2 (1.35%) Apache
8 2 (1.35%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.35%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.68%) JBoss
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 32 (21.62%) Office 365
2 18 (12.16%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.05%) Mimecast
4 6 (4.05%) Yammer
5 5 (3.38%) IaaS
6 3 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.68%) SaaS
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (29.05%) DNS
2 32 (21.62%) DHCP
3 26 (17.57%) SAN
4 23 (15.54%) Firewall
5 19 (12.84%) VSAN
6 15 (10.14%) WAN
7 14 (9.46%) LAN
8 12 (8.11%) VPN
9 11 (7.43%) Remote Desktop
9 11 (7.43%) Skype
10 10 (6.76%) VLAN
11 9 (6.08%) TCP/IP
12 8 (5.41%) SMTP
13 7 (4.73%) iSCSI
14 6 (4.05%) NAS
14 6 (4.05%) NetScaler
14 6 (4.05%) Unified Communications
15 5 (3.38%) BGP
15 5 (3.38%) OSPF
15 5 (3.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.35%) MySQL
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (6.76%) JIRA
2 4 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.35%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (14.19%) Finance
2 10 (6.76%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.05%) Back Office
4 5 (3.38%) Banking
5 4 (2.70%) Automotive
6 3 (2.03%) Games
6 3 (2.03%) Law
7 2 (1.35%) French Language
7 2 (1.35%) German Language
7 2 (1.35%) Marketing
7 2 (1.35%) Publishing
7 2 (1.35%) Retail
8 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (19.59%) VMware Engineer
3 16 (10.81%) Consultant
4 14 (9.46%) Analyst
5 10 (6.76%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (6.08%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (6.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 8 (5.41%) Architect
7 8 (5.41%) PowerShell Engineer
7 8 (5.41%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 8 (5.41%) VMware Consultant
8 7 (4.73%) Infrastructure Support
9 6 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) Senior Consultant
9 6 (4.05%) Senior VMware Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.38%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.05%) REST
1 6 (4.05%) Web Services
2 4 (2.70%) WSH
2 4 (2.70%) X-Windows
3 2 (1.35%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.35%) SOAP
4 1 (0.68%) LAMP
4 1 (0.68%) LDAP
4 1 (0.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.97%) Data Centre
2 19 (12.84%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.41%) Replication
5 6 (4.05%) Handset
6 5 (3.38%) Clustering
6 5 (3.38%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.70%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.03%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.35%) BBC
9 2 (1.35%) Blog
9 2 (1.35%) CMDB
9 2 (1.35%) Fintech
9 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.35%) RIA
9 2 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.68%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.68%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 105 (70.95%) Windows
2 71 (47.97%) Windows Server
3 49 (33.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (29.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (14.86%) Windows 10
6 20 (13.51%) Linux
6 20 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (9.46%) Windows 7
8 8 (5.41%) Unix
9 4 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.35%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (0.68%) AIX
11 1 (0.68%) CentOS
11 1 (0.68%) HPUX
11 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.76%) ITIL
2 42 (28.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 27 (18.24%) Migration
4 16 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (6.76%) DevOps
7 9 (6.08%) Change Management
7 9 (6.08%) Data Centre Operations
7 9 (6.08%) NsoIT
7 9 (6.08%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (6.08%) Service Management
8 8 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (5.41%) ITIL V3
8 8 (5.41%) Patch Management
9 7 (4.73%) Capacity Management
9 7 (4.73%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (4.73%) Network Virtualisation
10 6 (4.05%) Configuration Management
10 6 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (4.05%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (30.41%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.49%) SQL
3 6 (4.05%) VBScript
4 5 (3.38%) Python
5 3 (2.03%) C
5 3 (2.03%) Java
6 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.35%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.35%) Perl
6 2 (1.35%) Ruby
6 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.68%) AWK
7 1 (0.68%) sed
Qualifications
1 59 (39.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (24.32%) MCSE
4 32 (21.62%) CCNA
5 24 (16.22%) MCSA
5 24 (16.22%) Security Cleared
6 23 (15.54%) SC Cleared
7 18 (12.16%) VCP6
8 16 (10.81%) CCNP
9 14 (9.46%) VCAP
10 11 (7.43%) Degree
11 9 (6.08%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (6.08%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (5.41%) VCP5
13 7 (4.73%) OCA
13 7 (4.73%) Oracle Certification
13 7 (4.73%) RHCE
14 6 (4.05%) MCITP
15 5 (3.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.38%) SLA
2 4 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) COBIT
3 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 107 (72.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (46.62%) Active Directory
3 41 (27.70%) vSphere
4 26 (17.57%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (14.86%) XenApp
6 19 (12.84%) VMware NSX
7 18 (12.16%) XenDesktop
8 14 (9.46%) Hyper-V
9 12 (8.11%) XenServer
10 11 (7.43%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (4.05%) NFS
11 6 (4.05%) vCloud
11 6 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (2.03%) KVM
14 2 (1.35%) Terminal Services
14 2 (1.35%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.68%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 28 (18.92%) vRealize
2 26 (17.57%) SCCM
3 22 (14.86%) vCenter Server
4 17 (11.49%) PowerCLI
5 11 (7.43%) SafeCom
6 9 (6.08%) NetBackup
6 9 (6.08%) SCOM
7 7 (4.73%) Ansible
7 7 (4.73%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (4.05%) PingFederate
8 6 (4.05%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 5 (3.38%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (2.70%) AirWatch
10 4 (2.70%) Puppet
10 4 (2.70%) vMotion
11 3 (2.03%) Backup Exec
12 2 (1.35%) Cacti
12 2 (1.35%) SCOrch
12 2 (1.35%) WMI
12 2 (1.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 148 (100.00%) VMware
2 85 (57.43%) Microsoft
3 47 (31.76%) Cisco
3 47 (31.76%) Citrix
4 25 (16.89%) NetApp
5 19 (12.84%) Veeam
6 17 (11.49%) HP
7 11 (7.43%) Dell
7 11 (7.43%) Palo Alto
7 11 (7.43%) ThinPrint
8 10 (6.76%) Symantec
9 9 (6.08%) EMC
9 9 (6.08%) Oracle
9 9 (6.08%) Veritas
10 8 (5.41%) Remedy
11 6 (4.05%) CheckPoint
11 6 (4.05%) F5
11 6 (4.05%) Polycom
11 6 (4.05%) ServiceNow
11 6 (4.05%) Sonus